black-ish: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
black-ish

Critics Consensus

Although it seems uncertain of its target audience, black-ish ingratiates with a diverse cast and engaging cultural issues.

87%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 60

67%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 646

You might also like

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Sep 24, 2014

Advertising exec Dre looks forward to a promotion that would make him the first African American senior vice president at his firm in the premiere of this family sitcom, but he worries that there is a price to pay for his success when his son Andre Jr. announces that for his 13th birthday he's converting to Judaism in order to have a Bar Mitzvah like all his friends.

View Details
Air date: Oct 1, 2014

Dre insists on giving Andre Jr. "the talk," a decision he soon comes to regret when he's inundated with nonstop questions about sex from his curious son.

View Details
Air date: Oct 8, 2014

Dre is on a mission to get Andre Jr. to become friends with more black kids after learning his son is clueless about "the nod." Meanwhile, Rainbow wants to inspire little Diane to become a doctor, and so she takes her to work at the hospital on what ends up being a really bad day.

View Details
Air date: Oct 15, 2014

Dre takes over Rainbow's "mom" duties for a week and the overwhelming praise he receives from everyone at his kids' school ends up going to his head to the point where he finds himself going overboard not to be outdone by anyone, including the school's "crazy mom."

View Details
Air date: Oct 22, 2014

The kids fear that an act of disobedience by Jack could lead to Dre and Rainbow going back on their word and reinstating spanking.

View Details
Air date: Oct 29, 2014

Dre worries that his older kids are going to ruin his Halloween fun by refusing to take part in the Johnson tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.

View Details
Air date: Nov 12, 2014

It's reality check time for the Johnson kids courtesy of Dre, who decides that his children have become spoiled after they turn their noses up at his favorite cheap restaurant in his old hood. To remedy the situation, Andre Jr. and Zoey are forced to take jobs at his office, while Jack and Diane try to make money around the neighborhood, which, to Bow's embarrassment, leads to rumors about the family falling on hard times.

View Details
Air date: Nov 19, 2014

Dre receives a lot of love from his mom when she pays the Johnsons a visit, and some grief from Bow, who doesn't get along with her mother-in-law, although Dre's determined to change that.

View Details
Air date: Dec 3, 2014

Dre wants "Team Johnson" to feel more connected and have each others' backs, but ends up creating a problem for himself when he falls short of Bow's expectations. Meanwhile, Zoey and Andre Jr. are tasked with babysitting the twins, a job they would rather not do.

View Details
Air date: Dec 10, 2014

Certain that his annual office Christmas party needs a black Santa, Dre goes out of his way to fill the red suit, even though the head of HR already got the job. Meanwhile, Bow doesn't feel like competing with Ruby over who cooks the big holiday dinner.

View Details
Show More Episodes

black-ish: Season 1 Photos

Tv Season Info

In this sitcom, Andre "Dre" Johnson (Anthony Anderson), a successful family man, worries that his four children are losing touch with urban, black culture because of their affluent upbringing. As a result, Season 1 sees Dre trying to teach his children about various aspects of black culture, but he enouncters several bumps in the road. Along the way, Dre and his wife Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) face usual parental nightmares, such as their peculiar in-laws and their teenage children's dating habits. Lawrence Fishburne stars as Earl "Pops" Johnson, Dre's Father, while Raven-Symoné, Jenifer Lewis and Deon Cole hold recurring roles.

News & Interviews for black-ish: Season 1

Critic Reviews for black-ish Season 1

Audience Reviews for black-ish: Season 1

  • Dec 02, 2019
    I love the consistency in the show and all of the references. So many shows will flash back and not make sense this show puts in the effort to keep you engaged. I love it
  • Jun 28, 2018
    The interesting concept behind all that adorable black american family is more meaningful that it seems. Black-ish starts approaching a perfect commentary about the behavior expected from a black male/female member of the modern ocidental society, while adresses their culture as if it was some sort of zoo. Anthony Anderson dresses this phylosofy perfectly and his sense of humor is on point. All the family members are funny, well-developed and important to the portrait of the series purpose. So excited to watch all the next seasons which are waiting for me!
  • Feb 06, 2018
    I find this Show funny and interesting
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Anthony and Laurence great actors brought down by a terrible show.
  • May 30, 2017
    Black-ish overly relies too much on Anthony Anderson's narration and the family are always talking about the fact that they're black too much, but Black-ish still entertains with clever but not superior storylines and remarkable character development as they are dynamic and willing to change and become better people.
  • Sep 21, 2016
    Innovadora, rompiendo el tabu de la raza. Comedia pura
  • Aug 19, 2015
    Easily the funniest new show this year! Anthony A. and the supporting cast (especially his co-workers at the office) have me dying laughing every episode. Such an awesome take on being a dad while being mindful of your culture, trying to educate your kids on it (when they really don't care), all while dealing with every new crazy event that just keep popping up. Watching him doing everything possible to keep a foot in both camps of the workplace and keeping it real is so hilarious. And watching the show poke fun at it makes it even better. The silliness of the whole cast makes this one of the most fun shows to watch. Kenya Barris is a genius!
  • Aug 15, 2015
    Thank Tracee Ellis Ross for not being a one dimension female lead!!
  • Jun 26, 2015
    Starts out genuinely funny and it's great to see a clean comedy that garners views...up until it starts getting desperate near the middle of the season, and you're watching and listening thinking, "Damn, knew this was gonna happen."
  • Jun 06, 2015
    I love, love, love this show. Refreshing and funny. Great cast, excellent writing.

News & Features